the opponents of Rome and Lazio

Unlucky third band for Mourinho’s team, while Sarri finds the finalists of the last Conference League

The groups of Europa League: the Romeinserted in group C, draws the Ludogoretsthe Betis Seville andHJK Helsinki. There Lazio in group F with Feyenoord, Midtjylland And Sturm Graz. The third band makes a trip to the Giallorossi who find Betis, the most difficult opponent of the group. Sarrion the other hand, he will face the Dutch of Feyenoord who lost the final of last year Conference League right against the men of Mourinho. But the pitfalls are not lacking on the way to final in Budapest.

THE GROUP

GROUP A: Arsenal (ENG), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Bodo / Glimt (NOR), Zurich (SUI).

GROUP B: Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Rennes (FRA), Fenerbahce (TUR), AEK Larnaca (CYP).

GROUP C: ROME (ITA), Ludogorets (BUL), Betis Seville (ESP), HJK Helsinki (FIN).

GROUP D: Braga (POR), Malmoe (SWE), Union Berlin (GER), Saint Gilloise (BEL).

GROUP E: Manchester United (ENG), Real Sociedad (ESP), Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA), Omonia Nicosia (CYP).

GROUP F: LAZIO (ITA), Feyenoord (NED), Midtylland (DEN), Sturm Graz (AUT).

GROUP G: Olympiacos (GRE), Qarabag (AZE), Freiburg (GER), Nantes (FRA).

GROUP H: Red Star (SRB), Monaco (FRA), Ferencvaros (HUN), Trabzonspor (TUR).

THE TEAMS AND BANDS OF THE DRAW

BAND 1: LAZIO (ITA), Manchester United (ENG), Arsenal (ENG), ROME (ITA), Braga (POR), Red Star (SRB), Dynamo Kiev (UKR), Olympiacos (GRE).

BAND 2: Feyenoord (NED), Rennes (FRA), PSV Eindhoven (NED), Monaco (FRA), Real Sociedad (ESP), Qarabag (AZE), Malmoe (SWE), Ludogorets (BUL).

BAND 3: Betis Seville (ESP), Midtylland (DEN), Bodo / Glimt (NOR), Union Berlin (GER), Friborg (GER), Fenerbahce (TUR), Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA), Ferencvaros (HUN).

BAND 4: Nantes (FRA), HJK Helsinki (FIN), Sturm Graz (AUT), AEK Larnaca (CYP), Omonia Nicosia (CYP), Saint Gilloise (BEL), Trabzonspor (TUR), Zurich (SUI).

THE CRITERIA OF THE DRAW

– The 32 clubs are divided into four pots of eight teams, ranked according to the UEFA rankings.

– Clubs belonging to the same federation cannot be drawn in the same group.

– The eight groups will be divided by colors: from group A to D will be red, from E to H blue. This is to ensure that clubs belonging to the same nation play at different times (if an Italian team is drawn in one of the red groups, the other will automatically be paired in one of the blue ones, for example).

WHO PASSES THE TURN

– The first classified of each group directly qualify for the round of 16 of the Europa League

– The runners-up will face the teams relegated from the Champions League

– The third teams will challenge the runners-up of each round of the Conference League in the play-off of the Conference itself.

THE 2022/23 EUROPE LEAGUE CALENDAR

Day 1 September 8
Matchday 2 September 15
Matchday 3 6 October
Matchday 4 October 13
Matchday 5 October 27
Matchday 6 November 3
Play-offs February 16-23, 2023
Round of 16 March 9-16, 2023
Quarter finals April 13-20, 2023
Semifinals May 11-18, 2023
Budapest final May 31, 2023

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